“TSA is our best promotion,” jokes Ivan Klugman, president of Integral Aviation Solutions (IAS), which puts together VIP jet deals. “Every time a high net-worth person goes through a strip search, that works for us.” Convenience, flexibility, necessity, personal safety and just plain fun and luxury are other reasons there are about 220 narrowbody VIP and head-of-state jets flying—and 60-70 widebodies in operation. Demand for new VIP aircraft is 6-12 single-aisles per year, but fewer for ...

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